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CSU Will Accommodate Fall 2018 Applicants Affected by California Wildfires



The California State University (CSU) has announced a series of accommodations for applicants affected by recent wildfires who are applying for admission to CSU campuses for the fall 2018 term.

Currently, through the Cal State Apply website, all 23 CSU campuses are accepting applications for admission to the fall 2018 term. The priority application period will close on November 30, 2017, and all students are encouraged to apply before the priority deadline.

For those students who are experiencing hardship and are unable to meet the deadline, the following accommodations will be made: 
  • Upon request, the deadline may be extended to December 15.  All requests of the CSU must be made prior to the November 30 application deadline. Requests can be made via email at with the following subject line: “Extension Request – Weather/Fire Event.” Please also include the student's Central Application System identification number and the names of the desired campuses in the body of the email.
  • Note: Before requesting an extension, students should create a profile on the Cal State Apply website and add the desired programs into their cart.
  • Applicants who are granted the extension will also be granted a Coupon Code, which will waive the application fee for up to four campuses. After December 15, students will need to make their request for further extensions directly to CSU campuses. 
  • CSU will grant application fee waivers upon request for unexpected economic hardship even if students do not meet the standard income qualifications. Application fee waiver information will be provided directly to the high schools and community colleges affected.  Additional requests for application fee waivers may be made via email to
Students unable/unprepared to take the SAT on November 4 are encouraged to take the SAT on December 2. 

The Cal State Apply website is the best place for prospective students and their parents to learn about the degree offerings at each of the 23 CSU campuses, as it includes a comprehensive database detailing undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered at each campus, as well as information about the campus community, student housing and campus life. 

After applying to the CSU through Cal State Apply, students should visit the university's financial aid website and apply for financial aid or learn more about financial aid options. Eighty percent of CSU students receive some type of financial aid, and more than half of all CSU undergraduates receive enough financial aid to cover the full cost of tuition.

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